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Jul 27 2015

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In the Mailbag – A Costa Rica Gardening Question

Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. A reader has a question for our Costa Rica gardening expert, Steve Johnson:

emaildelivery-200pxSteve,
Hi there, I found your excellent blog on gardening here, and we have pretty much the exact same issues with soil in Atenas. I’ve been trying to find top soil by the yard or truckload, but no luck. Do you by chance know anyone who can supply good pesticide free topsoil?
Thanks in advance,
Dylan”
And here is Steve’s response:
Hi Dylan,
I would ask around at the viveros. That’s how I found mine. I think the charge was 50,000 colones for 6-8 cubic meters. It was well worth the investment. The viveros won’t have that much, but if they’re on the ball they will contact their topsoil supplier for you. I would start with a vivero where you have occasionally bought things and they know you. Vivero Prosesa in La Garita would be a good one to try. I’ve bought from several sources and the quality of the soil always varies. Good luck.
Steve”

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